Dallas, TX (March 1, 2022) – The law firm of Cowles & Thompson, PC is pleased to congratulate founding Shareholder, Mr. James (Jim) Cowles on his recent induction to the D Magazine Best Lawyers 2022 Hall of Fame. The honor has been bestowed to a set of attorneys who have been listed as “Best Lawyers in Dallas” a minimum of 15 years.  Mr. Cowles was recognized for his work in the field of Tort Defense.

Mr. Jim Cowles is renowned for his legal savvy, fearless representation of clients, and leadership in the Texas legal community. He has received numerous accolades over the years, and most recently the Texas Law Book included Mr. Cowles to its list of honorees deemed “Lions of Texas Law.” He was honored by Texas Lawyer in 2010 as one of the 25 greatest Texas Lawyers of the past quarter century.

At age 14, a young Jim Cowles discovered the desire to become a lawyer. Later, just two years into his legal career, he had already tried 40 cases — and won all 40. To date, Mr. Cowles has tried close to 600 cases to a jury verdict.

In 1965, he was one of the first lawyers in Texas to effectively use scientific evidence to demonstrate the flaws in eyewitness testimony. He was a pioneer in the use of demonstrative and scientific exhibits, for example: a toilet paper roll as a cancerous bronchial tube, a paper napkin from lunch for a sketch of an oil pipeline from Texas to California, and an actual airplane wing to demonstrate the difficulty of improperly installing an aileron. Mr. Cowles, following the tradition of an early famous Dallas trial lawyer, commonly memorized the names and occupations of each member of the jury panel and called them off during voir dire. His has been a proverbial lifetime of innovative trial work.

Cowles & Thompson, PC is a full-service law firm with offices in Dallas and Plano, Texas. Established in 1978, the firm has long served the Dallas-Fort Worth region, Texas, and the nation. Cowles Thompson attorneys strive to provide effective, creative, efficient solutions for their clients’ most complex problems, including areas of critical litigation and appeals, employment law, business formation and transactions, creditor’s rights, immigration, and family law.

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